I’m not sure of the surprise in this series of dahlias, but I can imagine a few people being taken aback when the pink picotee dahlia they bought appears to be cream.
Dahlia ‘Louise’ is another of those chameleon plants bearing flowers that change from one colour to an entirely different one. As the creamy buds open to full rosettes, the petals gradually pinken. (Spell check is adamant that ‘pinken’ is not a word, but I’m overruling it.) When fully mature, each petal is bright pink with just a white edge to remind us of the transformation.
Shared for Cee’s Flower of the Day.
WordPress recently emailed to say that they were going to drop my chosen font, Calluna Sans, and replace it with Lato. True to their word, they have done it. The difference is subtle, as is often the case with fonts, but for me it makes the non-italic text chunky, less characterful and less easy to read. I’ll try to find an alternative that meets their approval.
If you are browsing via the Reader, you don’t see my design anyway, but the prescribed WordPress version. My imposed font is another small disappointment: not worth gnashing my teeth over, but one more in a series of irritating drip, drip, drips.
While I’m in complaining mode, I’ll just add a warning for anyone who receives the same message as me from ‘Bernard Max’, who wrote today to say he wants to buy my artwork because of the contrast of colours. Luckily common sense told me (1) I don’t have any artwork and (2) people are not likely to buy my recommendation of ‘a few completed original piece’ (stet) without even specifying which ones they want. An internet search revealed more than I really wanted to know about this scammer’s methods of extracting contact and bank details from unwary artists. ‘Bernard Max’ uses several different names.